Blogger Challenge: Glitter ‘N Glue


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Kristen Turner: A Southern Belle living the champagne life on a beer budget, Kristen created her blog Glitter ‘N Glue in 2010 to give readers a creative way to craft the looks for less. Glitter ‘N Glue is a collection of weekly fashion and decor do-it-yourself project tutorials and videos.

Add a little glam to a plain clear vase by dressing it up metallic gold cord.

Materials: Glass Vase, Metallic Gold Cord, Glue


Place a healthy amount of glue at the bottom of your vase. Place the end of your cord in the glue, hold and let set. Then, wrap the cord around the vase.



Wrap the cord around the vase adding glue to the back of the cords as you go.


Allow at least an hour for your glue to dry before use


Versatile statement necklace should always be a staple in any jewelry box. This project mixed two of my fashion favorites… crystals and a pop of color!

Materials: About 2 yards of cupchain and thread also barrel necklace closure, a lobster claw, a jump ring and glue


Start with four pieces of cupchain each about a half a yard in length


Use your thread to tie all four pieces together at one end


Wrap your thread through the spaces of the cupchain leaving the rhinestones exposed


Add a healthy amount of glue to the inside of your barrel closure. Place the closures on the ends of your necklace. Allow it time to dry overnight, then place a jump ring and lobster claw on one of the barrel closures and a jump ring through the hole of the other.


It can be worn as a necklace…


or as a bracelet




No outfit is complete without the perfect manicure. While a trip to the nail salon can be fun and relaxing it can also be costly. At home mani’s allow you to personalize your look and save a few bucks!

Materials: Flat back crystals, clear nail polish, your favorite nail color plus other essentials you might need for an at home manicure

1First apply your favorite color to your nails. Then, apply a clear top coat. Place your crystals directly to the nail while your top coat is still wet. If needed use a pair of tweezers to help you pick up the crystals.

Your crystal design can be as simple or as creative as you desire. The design is completely up to you. Once the top coat has dried, apply another coat of clear polish over your crystals.


Use fingerΒ nail polish to remove.

17 comments on “Blogger Challenge: Glitter ‘N Glue

  1. Very good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love your creativity….enjoy your blog.

  3. love these ideas! where can i find the rhinestone cupchain on your site? I tried searching with that keyword but came up empty. can you send me a link to the product just like in these pix!πŸ™‚

  4. prettyforeverxoxo says:

    oh i love that glass bottle idea! so simple yet so pretty,πŸ™‚

  5. laidbackglamour says:

    I loved your diy. I instantly wanted the gold wrapped vase. Thanks for sharing.

  6. ursularosien says:

    I love glitter! I’ve saved some mason jars and hope to find sparkly materials and do the glass bottle ideaπŸ™‚

  7. carlyjcais says:

    Love your DIYs, Kristin! Especially the vase – I would never have thought of using the trim to wrap a home decor item. Just goes to show its versatility!

  8. […] here to see the crystal necklace how-to along with the other 3 projects I created. Also, stay tuned to […]

  9. brissioni says:

    You have the creative gene, for sure. I write about politics but I enjoy art.

  10. nowwhatnow says:

    Love the crystal cupchain necklace! Thanks for sharing the how-tos!

  11. Mitch says:

    They are all beautiful and looks sooooo POSH! I heart the necklace and never thought the burgundy color in between came from threads! Good job, just wish I have your creativity skils!


  12. Love your creativity!!

  13. Very nice and creative!!

  14. Kimberly Uy says:

    Your ideas are magnificent! The simple vase became awesome with that metallic cord. The rhinestone necklace is interesting also and I would love to try to do it myself using my favorite Cheap rhinestones. Thanks a lot. You are a big help.

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